A Child of Royalty

Mastering Mental Health Resources for Schools, Churches, Civic Groups, Professionals, and Employers  

Mastering Mental Health

        through......Awareness.....Education....Change

When I tell people my father died of a brain tumor, I feel sympathy.



When I tell people my mother has schizophrenia, I feel shame and judgment.


 
Contact me for Mastering Mental Health resources for Schools, Churches, Civic Groups, Professionals, and Employers.
 
Congratulations to the Sherando High School DECA students for placing FIRST in the nation for participation in the National Text Talk Act Mental Health dialogue!! Way to go students!

http://creatingcommunitysolutions.org/groups/text-talk-act-contest-winners-announced

Working with Katie Houser, James Wood High School, preparing a presentation on Mental Health and the workplace with Northern Shenandoah Valley United Way.

 
Mental Health and the Church
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mental Health and the Role of the Church; My Personal Testimony

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 6:00 PM
Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Drive, Purcellville, VA

Presentation - Mental Health and The Role of the Church

Why is it easier to request prayer for physical illness, alcoholism or addictions than for depression or anxiety?

Nearly every church includes people with mental illness in its congregation. But very few are confident in knowing how to respond. It is a hard topic to talk about.

Unfortunately, research shows that 30 to 40 percent of mentally ill individuals who approach the church for assistance are told there is no such thing as mental disorders. Rather, their illness is “spiritualized” and suggested to result from a lack of faith or personal sin.

Dealing with mental health issues is something that Celebrate Recovery and the church needs to know. ... This presentation will give techniques on how to assist people in finding the help they need.

We need to know ways to love the mentally ill, like Jesus loves them and give everyone a safe place to ask for help.

Personal Testimony

Come hear my personal testimony as I share what I have learned, endured and overcame, and what effect mental illness had on me, a child trapped in a home with two parents suffering from two different and horrific diseases which affected their mental capacities.

I pray that God can use my story for His glory as I humbly submit my scarred and painful past for His message and purpose in hopes that many may be inspired and healed.
Email to Win Free T-Shirt
For a chance to WIN A FREE I AM A CHILD OF ROYALTY T-SHIRT, send an email or message to me by September 30.  

Tell me how important the issue of mental health is to you.
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The winner will be announced on Facebook!

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Mental Health and the Church
MENTAL HEALTH AND THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH

Five Forks Baptist Church 9224 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, PA

Tuesday, September 30,  7:00pm

Why is it easier to request prayer for alcoholism or addictions than for depression or anxiety.

Nearly every church includes people with mental illness in its congregation. But very few are confident in knowing how to respond. It is a hard topic to talk about.

Unfortunately, research shows that 30 to 40 percent of mentally ill individuals who approach the church for assistance are told there is no such thing as mental disorders. Rather, their illness is “spiritualized” and suggested to result from a lack of faith or personal sin.

Dealing with mental health issues is something that Celebrate Recovery and the church needs to know. This presentation wil...l give techniques on how to assist people in finding the help they need.

We need to know ways to love the mentally ill, like Jesus loves them and give everyone a safe place to ask for help.


Shenandaoh University Intro to Public Health class
Intro to Public Health Class students from Shenandoah University share their personal experiences in dealing with mental health issues while learning about external and internal stigma and the Northern Shenandoah Valley United Way Campaign to Erase the Stigma.
A Child of Royalty
ONE NIGHT ONLY! FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THU: September 25, 2014
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Main Campus, Byrd Business School, Shenandoah University
Halpin Harrison Hall, Auditorium

ERASING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

This Center for Lifelong Learning presentation will expose the shame, secrecy and embarrassment caused by the stigma associated with mental illness. ...

Your presenter , Diana Ketterman will address the risks she faced as an “invisible” child living with a mother with undiagnosed schizophrenia and a father mentally incapacitated with a brain tumor.

Ketterman’s presentation, Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness, is for professionals as well as those who deal personally with the stigma of mental illness. The purpose of the presentation is to bring hope and to help increase communication about mental illness and to reduce its stigma.
Working with Students

Sherando DECA team will be featured on radio Q102, Monday, September 15 from 9:30-10 AM. The topic is “Erase the Stigma”.

Celebrate Recovery

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
My Personal Testimony - CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Friday, September 12 - 6:00 PM
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, ROMNEY, WV


Come hear my personal testimony as I share what I have learned, endured and overcame, and what effect mental illness had on me, a child trapped in a home with two parents suffering from two different and horrific diseases which affected their mental capacities.

I pray that God can use my story for His glory as I humbly submit my scarred and painful past for His message and purpose in hopes that many may be inspired and healed.

Celebrate Recovery
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:00 PM
Zion United Church of Christ, Hagerstown, MD
CELEBRATE RECOVERY - MY PESONAL TESTIMONY

Come hear my personal testimony as I share what I have learned, endured and overcame, and what effect mental illness had on me, a child trapped in a home with two parents suffering from two different and horrific diseases which affected their mental capacities.

I pray that God can use my story for His glory as I humbly submit my scarred and painful past for His message and purpose in hopes that many may be inspired and healed.

https://www.celebrationministrieshagerstown.org/CelebrateRecovery.html
Destination Map
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 3;00 PM
New Market Library, New Market, VA
ERASING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

This presentation will expose the shame, secrecy and embarrassment caused by the stigma associated with mental illness. The presenter will... address the risks she faced as an “invisible” child living with a mother with undiagnosed schizophrenia and a father mentally incapacitated with a brain tumor. The purpose of this lecture is bring hope and resilience dialog to three groups of local population: the general public who are dealing personally with mental illness; all levels of professionals (law enforcement, social services, health professionals, educators) who deal with the challenges of responding to those who suffer with mental illness; and to students who are seeking a career related to mental illness.

Celebrate Recovery

August 14 - Thursday, 7:00 PM - WINCHESTER CHURCH OF GOD
 Come hear my personal testimony as I share what I have learned, endured and overcame, and what effect mental illness had on me, a child trapped in a home with two parents suffering from two different and horrific diseases which affected their mental capacities.

 I pray that God can use my story for His glory as I humbly submit my scarred and painful past for His message and purpose in hopes that many may be inspired and healed.

 Learn more about the Winchester Church of God Celebrate Recovery Program

https://www.facebook.com/crwinchesterva

Susan McCormick
It is with delight that I announce that Susan Mccormick will be joining the United Way Community Impact Forum on Friday, July 25, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Stimpson Auditorium at ShenandoahUniversity’s Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business.

Susan serves as the Community Liaison for Creating Community Solutions, part of the National Dialogue on Mental health and a partner with the National Institute for Civil Discourse of which George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are Honory Chairs.

http://susanmccormack.com/index.php/about-susan/
Listen on Shenandoah County Q102, Wednesday, July 16 at  9:10 a.m.  as I join the discussion regarding the upcoming United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Community Impact Forum regarding Mental Health issues and the upcoming visit of keynote Speaker CNN senior producer Wayne Drash. 

Wayne Drash, CNN Editor

Join me as I introduce CNN Senior Producer and author of On These Courts, www.OnTheseCourts.com,

Wayne Drash at the upcoming United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Community Impact Forum.


Mr. Drash will be the Keynote Speaker on the topic of The Challenges of Mental Illness.


The Forum will be held on Friday, July 25, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Stimpson Auditorium, Shenandoah University Byrd School of Business. 


SEATING IS LIMITED.  RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY.


Award-winning author Wayne Drash specializes in stories off the radar of most mainstream journalists. His passion is to tell narratives about life and the unfolding drama of the world we live in. One of his primary beats has become the issue of mental illness in America.


 Drash was recently presented with the Atlanta Press Club's Award of Excellence for digital reporting and, in 2012, he was named the nation's second best digital writer by the National Headliner Awards. His first book, On These Courts, an inspirational story about a former NBA All-Star's devotion to at-risk youth received a Christopher Award this year for capturing the best of the human spirit.


Drash holds a degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa.

Author as a Child with Father

Happy Father's Day to my dad,
John David Ketterman,
1942-1982.





To request a special Father's Day excerpt from my upcoming book, please complete the request form below or Like my page on FaceBook.

Shenandoah University Faculty
Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness and Risks and Resilience Factors Affecting Mental Illness Presentation to the School of Nursing staff at Shenandoah University.
Sherando High School/ United Way

Joe Shtulman, President of the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV)and Diana Ketterman, Mental Health Author/Speaker met with 2014-15 Sherando High School DECA officers Lauren Robertson and Tiffani Warren (not shown),Jason Uhry, DECA Sponsor and Deb Carper, Marketing Department Head (not shown).

 

The DECA students will be partnering with the UWNSV in a creative marketing campaign, Erase the Stigma.   This community school partnership will encourage early intervention and help youth and their families understand the issues of mental illness and the availability of mental health support services.  It will include a local Text, Talk, Act campaign as modeled by the national organization Creating Community Solutions.

 

Diana Ketterman will serve as the Community Project Coordinator as well as a presenter of her Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness presentation in the upcoming school year.

 

Watch this site for project updates throughout the year.

Diana Ketterman, Author/Speaker

Diana Ketterman


A Mental Health Author of A Child of Royalty and Mental Health Speaker who has developed resources for schools, churches, professionals and educators.


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